In a nutshell:
Disclosure – I’ve not been paid or otherwise bribed in any way to write about Headspace. I’m writing about it because I think it’s a good thing.
Life is too busy, there is too much to do, too many things demand our attentions, emails and phone calls come in from every direction and everyone wants a bit of you. Does that sound at all true? Even if you live a nice calm ordered life I truly believe that everyone can benefit from a bit of mindfulness. I don’t actually know anyone who does live a calm ordered life but I do know many people who use mindfulness and meditation to get a rest from it all. Myself included.
Meditation isn’t about hippies and didgeridoos, it’s not about flowing hair, long robes and drugs. It’s simply about giving yourself the time to regroup. It helps me get a sense of perspective when I need it and it also helps me get to sleep.
Headspace is a website that gives you 10 days of guided meditation for free, so you can see what you make of it. After the 10 days you can sign up for a month, or a year to get longer and more varied meditations, or you can continue to meditate on your own. In 10 days you will get the jist of how it works. If you do decide to pay for Headspace I advise you to sign up for their newsletter because they quite often give out discount codes.
There is also an app for tablets and phones that syncs your account so you can mediate anywhere. It’s a beautifully designed site too.
Try it, and see what you think, let me know if you like it too 🙂